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A Picture Book of Rosa Parks (Picture Book Biography) (Paperback)

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By David A. Adler, Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
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Description


Called "The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement," Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger.

When she was arrested in December 1955, her act of civil disobedience sparked the year-long Mongomery bus boycott led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Across the city, African Americans refused to ride the public buses. This is considered the first large-scale US. demonstration against segregation. 

From Rosa Parks' early life through her activism and eventual honors, this fully-illustrated biography helps children understand the background and context that led Rosa Parks to fight for civil rights.

Pura Belpré Honor-winning artist, Robert Casilla, gives life to history with his colorful paintings of Parks' story.

Back matter includes author's note and timeline of important dates.

For almost thirty years, David Adler’s Picture Book Biography series has profiled famous people who changed the world. Colorful, kid-friendly illustrations combine with Adler’s “expert mixtures of facts and personality” (Booklist) to introduce young readers to history through compelling biographies of presidents, heroes, inventors, explorers, and adventurers. These books are ideal for first and second graders interested in history or who need reliable sources for school book reports.

About the Author


David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.

Robert Casilla is the illustrator of several titles in David A. Adler's Picture Book Biography series, with subjects that include Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Jesse Owens. He lives in Connecticut.

Praise For…


"In this volume of his fine Picture Book Biography series for younger readers, Adler sets the life story of Rosa Parks within the history of the civil-rights movement. The simple narrative text and the dramatic color illustrations show the discrimination that was common when Parks was growing up . . . In addition to the sweeping political scenes, there are portraits by Casilla that capture the ordinary person who made a difference. "—Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780823411771
ISBN-10: 082341177X
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: January 1st, 1993
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Picture Book Biography